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Rue Montreuil in Montreuil

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This traditional town in Northern France contains churches, chapels, mansions and picturesque streets within its beautiful stone walls.

The Citadel of Montreuil sur Mer began to be built in 1567 on the site of the royal castle of King Philippe Auguste. The two towers at the entrance to the castle still remain. The citadel is representative of seven centuries of military architecture. It boasts a medieval tower with arrow slits, a 19th century blockhouses and a reinforced structure from modern times.

Is there a local speciality?
Acting is one of the local skills. Every summer a "les Misérables" sound and light show featuring 200 local amateur actors draws thousands of visitors. Francophiles can also enjoy the intimate summer theatre "Les Plaisirs Malins” featuring short plays and operettas by famous French play writers such as Molière.

Any good activities around?
Enjoy the local eateries and specialties. Try the Le Clos des Capucins situated on the main square which offers excellent value for money or Le Relais du Roi -a surprising blue restaurant (although the food is very good too).

When's market day?
On Saturday mornings Place Général De Gaulles. During the summer there are late afternoon markets called “Marchés nocturnes paysans”, after the beach, discover the villages of the Valley of the Course every Friday from 17.30pm to 20.30pm

Interesting town fact
The pretty walled town of Montreuil – sur Mer with its cobbled picturesque streets,and protective ramparts inspired Victor Hugo to write “Les Miserables”.